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Transmission Problems
17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By noles01
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2011 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 8A)


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This is my third BMW 5 Series and I'm afraid it's my last...... The transmission hestitation at low speeds is absolutely maddening. It's much worse than any turbo lag. I wish i still had my 2008 528i. I've taken it to the dealer three times and was told "it's just the nature of the beast and there is nothing we can do". Sure wish I would have read about the conerns posted here before I leased this car for 36 months. Four months and four thousand miles of misery. Doubt I can last. My new Bimmer is a Bummer. Any ideas?


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Great car for the money
7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By rlandrews
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2011 BMW 5 Series 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)


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i bought a 550i with 6-speed and sport package.
The engine is terrific.
My last two cars have been Corvettes, and this car does not leave me wanting for more power.
The torque is massive.
I wish the suspension were a little more firm, and I question whether I should have ordered the Dynamic Handling Package on the car in addition to the sport package.
Overall, a great car and much more car for the money than the Corvettes I have been driving.


Best Features

Torque, comfort, quiet, lots of electronics to play with, handsome appearance


Worst Features

A sport package that stiffens up the suspension a little more


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BMW number 9
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By 550ixfan1
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2011 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE AS DRIVER, after a series of approximately 20 owned cars ( some 10 BMWs ), and several rented, leased and borrowed during 45 years.


Best Features

Quality and performance at a new level for family cars


Worst Features

Separate individual seatings for two behind. No sofa should be in such a car!


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Average
10 of 20 people found this review helpful
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By bell10
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2011 BMW 5 Series 550i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have owned this car for a year and find it very average.
The steering is terrible and the transmission gear selection is also terrible.
The rest is borderline average.
It demonstrates very little value for the money. Its much to heavy.
Its far from the ultimate driving machine.
Not much fun to drive.


Best Features

Radio


Worst Features

IMPROVE STEERING, REDUCE WEIGHT, REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION.


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buyer beware!
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By citroen3
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2011 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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I bought a 2011 550i Xdrive in late 2010, within the last six weeks I have had;
4 runflat tires (on 19inch wheels) go bust over fairly minor pot holes. they were 4 unrelated incidents. Cost to replace, just shy of $2000.
Last week my car with about 10,500 miles on the clock, broke down on the highway, message 'transmission malfunction'. One tow and 5 days, later I got it back with the rear differential replaced.
One day after I got it back from the local BMW dealer, new warning '4 by 4 chassis stabilisation malfunction contact your BMW dealer , do not brake hard'
Given that this fully loaded, nearly $70,000 car is completely unreliabe, I am seriouly thinking of getting rid of it.


Worst Features

replace run flats - many drivers are having the same issue (see bimmerfest web site). BMW NA - wake up! you are going to lose a lot of clients if you do not own up to the runflat issue. The person I spoke to at BMW NA, told me initially it was a 'Goodyear issue'. I did not buy a car from Goodyear, I bought it from BMW NA


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